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Life Redefined

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What is Life?

Olympic National Park, Kalaloch Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA, North America.
Olympic National Park, Kalaloch Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA, North America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the centuries many Philosophers, Scholars, Artists and laymen have attempted to answer this question and define this delicate term: LIFE!

I truly appreciate their brave attempt to define a word as deep as life but would it be fair to give this term a restrained definition. I sincerely don’t think so.

It may be important to give the correct definition of Oxygen so people are not misguided and know what is the correct chemical composition or to define a true meaning of an advocate so it can assist people on how to use it and in what context but when it comes to “Life” any attempt to define the word will simply not do any justice to it.

When you define a word you impose restrictions. We surely don’t want to restrict the meaning of life. Like love, life can’t be defined.

An eight year old’s attempt to define this term will obviously be different from an 80 year old but it is still a definition of life.

A scientist once said “Life is cells”, Powell Davies on the other hand said: “Life is just a chance to grow a soul”…

All these are attempts to define the word there is no wrong there is no right, definition of life is as personal as your pair of shoes. Your definition may change as you grow and you shall define and mould its meaning through your personal experiences.

Today if I had to attempt to answer this question I would say “Life is a pack of Skittles”

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